Berkeley Neuroscience News | March 17th, 2017

Congrats to our latest NSF Fellowship Awardees

Two Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program students received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, and five received honorable mentions. Please join us in expressing our congratulations! 2017 NSF Fellowship Awardees Joe Aman (entering class of 2015, Feldman lab) Holly Gildea (entering class of 2016) Honorable Mention Jenna Adams (entering class of 2015, Jagust lab) Krishan Aghi (entering class of 2015, Isacoff […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | February 23rd, 2017

Good vibes: PhD Program alum Bradley Voytek talks neural oscillations and his path from PhD to Professor

Bradley Voytek (entering class of 2004) Bradley Voytek joined the Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program in 2004 and completed his thesis work in Bob Knight’s lab, studying the relative contributions of prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia networks to working memory in humans, and the compensation that occurs following a unilateral lesion. Following his PhD studies, he […]

Berkeley News | February 21st, 2017

Sloan fellowships awarded to five faculty ‘rising stars’

Five young UC Berkeley faculty members have been awarded 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships, coveted grants for scientists and scholars at the beginning of their academic careers: Ren Ng, computer science; Pierre Simon, mathematics; Reed Walker, economics; Daniel Weisz, physics; and Michael Yartsev, neuroscience. The fellowships are among 126 announced this week by the Alfred P. […]

Berkeley News | February 8th, 2017

CZ Biohub awards nearly $14.5 million to Berkeley researchers

Thirteen UC Berkeley faculty, seven of them women, are among 47 new investigators chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research — with no strings attached. The investigator awards are the first individual grants by the CZ Biohub as it […]

Neuroscientist Portrait Project: Sara Popham

The following is part of the Neuroscientist Portrait Project, a look at the lives of neuroscientists inside vs. outside of the lab with an emphasis on highlighting the stories of those who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Created by Christine Liu and sponsored by Berkeley Neuroscience. All photos by Reynaldo Cayetano Jr. The portrait below was originally published as […]

National Academy of Sciences | January 24th, 2017

Paul Alivisatos will receive the 2017 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences will honor five individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in physical science and engineering, including UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor for Research Paul Alivisatos.

Berkeley News | January 19th, 2017

Why the lights don’t dim when we blink

Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. So why doesn’t blinking plunge us into intermittent darkness and light? New research led by UC Berkeley shows that the brain works extra hard to stabilize our vision despite our fluttering eyes. Scientists at UC Berkeley, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Dartmouth […]

Berkeley Neuroscience | January 17th, 2017

Announcing the Radical Ideas in Brain Science Challenge

The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute invites proposals for the inaugural Radical Ideas in Brain Science Challenge. Understanding that real breakthroughs in neuroscience will only happen at a university that can provide a united effort across vast disciplinary terrain – from the life sciences, to engineering, social sciences, humanities, and beyond – the Challenge will award […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | January 17th, 2017

PhD student Christine Liu awarded $10,000 in Search for Hidden Figures contest

Inspired by the movie Hidden Figures, PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox partnered to find the next generation of women who will lead the way in STEM. Their search invited real-life women and girls who had yet to be recognized for their great work or potential in STEM to share their stories and compete for $50,000 to […]